UPDATE: Despite the fact that the upcoming action thriller ‘Paradox’ is being promoted as ‘SPL 3’, director WILSON YIP set the record straight and confirmed that the REAL third installment of the franchise is on the way.
Yip stated: “I don’t treat Paradox as SPL3. I don’t know why, but I didn’t include the name ‘SPL’ [in the Chinese film title] at first. It’s only when I wanted to tell the audience about the tone of my film that I added SPL to it.”
Concerning the confusion, Yip added: “Never mind, we’ll deal with it when it’s here. That’s fate. Or maybe we should call that SPL4 instead? It’s just a name.”
‘SPL 3’ (or should I say ‘SPL 4’?) is currently in the script writing stage and is targeted to start production sometime in 2018.
As seen in the previously released promo Poster (above), ‘SPL 2’ director SOI CHEANG will return at the helm with WILSON YIP and PACO WONG serving as producers.
Currently no stars has been announced. Stay tuned.
With the massive success of SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES grossing over $80 million in China, producer PACO WONG have confirmed that the third installment in the franchise has been green-lit!
No announcement yet on a director or who will be returning to headline the film.
If hardcore fans get their wish, it is only right to get martial arts superstar DONNIE YEN back in the mix to finally have a dream match-up on screen with TONY JAA to cap off the trilogy!
In addition to Yen and Jaa, the franchise have already featured a handful of martial arts heavy weights such as SAMMO HUNG, WU JING (who starred in both films), and MAX ZHANG.
Who would you guys like to return for SPL 3? And who should they add to the series? ANDY ON (Special ID)? Or perhaps PHILIP NG (Once Upon A Time In Shanghai)?
Comment below and stay tuned for details!
If Donnie Yen, tony jaa and Iko Uwais did a fight together I would lose my mind!!!! That would be amazing!!! That match up has my vote please make this happen!!
Donnie Yen, of course!
Oh, and Chris Yen. It’s about time for an ass kicking female in the SPL series.
I believe they should add Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, Hayato Ichihara, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jet Li, or Tim Man in Sha Po Lang 3. There would be no point in bringing Donnie Yen back into the third film since his character died in the first film.
Scott adkins would be an awesome addition yuen biao also for some old skool flavor
I suggest Wu jing, Max Zhang, Sammo Huang, Tony Jaa, Donnie Yen, Lee Min Ho, Jet Li n others to starred in SPL 3
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The most important thing is to bring back Donnie Yen as the lead actor and action director. Bring back Ken Chang from the original SPL to play the kind of role that Simon Yam has had before. To attract the younger audience please bring in one of the new stars, for instance Li Yi Feng to play one of the good guys. As the villain use any one of the MA actors that Wilson Yip has worked with before, but use Chinese actors, not foreign. There are plenty to choose from, Louis Fan, Xing Yu, Jing Wu, Collin Chou and/or Max Zhang.
Donnie Yen is slowly going towards the end of his MA career since he’s closing in on 54 yoa, and therefore it would be awesome to see him in a couple of more classic MA movies. IMO he’s the number one and the greatest when it comes to MA actors, and it’s really sad that he isn’t ten years younger. Nobody can fill his shoes when he decides to call it a day.
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